Local Government

You and Your Rights: Indigent Policy (Cape Town) and Senior and Citizens

If you are 60 years old or over, the City of Cape Town offers a special rates rebate for those earning less than 10,500 per month.

Indigent Support in Cape Town Metro - Black Sash Information Sheet

You may qualify if your home is valued at less than R199,000. Benefits apply to municipal account holders or people who own or rent property.

Indigent Support in Makana Municipality - Black Sash Information Sheet

Benefits apply to municipal account holders or people who own or rent property. You can apply at your local municipal office. There is no application fee.

Indigent Support in the Ekurhuleni Metro - Black Sash Information Sheet

In order to qualify for benefits. Applicants must be a resident in Ekurhuleni Metropolitan MunicipalityApplications can be made at the Germiston Civic Centre

Indigent Support in the Tshwane Metro - Black Sash Information Sheet

You can apply for indigent support at any CoT offices by filling in a form and submitting all the required supporting documents.

Indigent Support in Emfuleni Municipality - Black Sash Information Sheet

Benefits or subsidies apply to municipal account holders or people who own or rent property. You can apply at your local municipal office. There is no application fee.

Local Government: Indigent Support in the City of Johannesburg Metro

The City of Johannesburg (‘CoJ’) has an indigent policy which it calls Siyasizana/ Expanded Social Package which is a basket of benefits allocated to its citizens based on their levels of poverty.

Local Government: Indigent Support in Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality

If YOU are poor and resident in the greater Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Dispatch municipal area, YOU may apply for Free Basic Services through the municipality’s Assistance to the Poor Policy.

You and Your Rights: Water

The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on 30th September 2010 affirming that water and sanitation are human rights. The statement affirmed “that the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation...